Monday, 13 July 2015

Simple and Easy Background for a Layout Featuring ColourArte

Hello friends and happy Tuesday!  I have a super simple and easy background technique to share with you all today.  I have used my wonderful Twinkling H2o's and a piece of canvas paper to start.
 
 
I first started by spritzing the paper with some water and then apply random strokes of the watercolour to the page. Keep spritzing on lightly with your mister and move the paint around on the page. Remember to leave some white spaces on the page for contrast. Lastly, I took the darkest colour of the "Twinks" and wet my brush and again randomly splattered it on top of the background. That's all I did to create my background!  The point is to have fun, and remember there is no right or wrong way to do this!
 
 
 
 
Next, I got out my embellishments I wanted to add.
 
 
I next layered on the paper pieces  I chose and one of the chipboard pieces from Gina's Designs.
 
 
Once, I figured out my layout, I got out some stamps from my stash and did some stamping around the page. I didn't want to overwhelm the background so I didn't press too hard with the stamp, I just wanted some light "ghost" type images.
 
 
 
Lastly, I added some lovely Petaloo Flowers and I also added some Radiant Rain spray in Sunburst, and some Ranger Distress spray in Cracked Pistachio around the chipboard and resin pieces I added. 
 
 
 I added a butterfly for a finishing touch, tucking it in around the Prima resin heart.
 
 
I hope you will give this simple and easy background a try, the trick is to not be afraid and just play! 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
 
List of Products Used
 
 
 
 
 
Prima Resin
Petaloo Flowers
Paper From My Stash
Inkadinkadoo Leaf Stamp